Don was originally from Canton, Ohio and is the president of Jasper Company. He arrived in Ely during the April '83 thaw, where he started working at an outfitter and through out the following years he worked at various resorts and outfitters until opening his own freelance guide business in 1988. Don specializes in trophy smallmouth bass angling. The Jasper Company offers a wide range of trip options and packages, for both overnight and day trips, and either guided or self guided; into the Quetico-Superior (BWCA) wilderness. In the off season, he enjoys wood working, as can be seen in the re-construction of A Stay Inn Ely, or by visiting Jasper Guest House, Bay House, and Bakeshop; plus Don enjoys hunting ducks & grouse with his labrador retrievers and hiking the vast Northwoods in November after whitetail deer.